Mar 22, 2012, 4:40 PM
Post #1 of 5
Help get my brother back in the air
How do guys and girls, looking for any information to help with my brother.Basically my brother was involved on a motorbike crash about 2 years ago. We were both active skydivers at the time and since it happened hes not been in the air. his right arm is somewhat paralyzed he has full control of his hand but arm movement is reduced to him being unable to raise it above chest level. only thing stopping him now is releasing steering toggles and the flare. could a rig be adapted so the steering toggles are at chest level? If so could it also be adapted so the canopy could go from full flight to full brakes within a foot or so?
any ideas would be helpfull
he can hold mantis ok in the tunnel so free fall wouldn't be an issue.
Jul 2, 2012, 5:36 AM
Post #5 of 5
Re: [pph] Help get my brother back in the air
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might not be ideal... but how about a few tandem jumps with some friends.... ?? Find a TM with a rig. and just pay for slots... Then,,, he AND you, can get back into freefall together!!!.... even If your Brother has limited reach.....
He may then do as much toggle work as he is able.... while still having a "back-up" for flaring purposes, if needed...